You are venturing into a business partnership with your best friend, your spouse, or your cousin. If you think you are safe from all the business conflicts that arise in most start up ventures because you know your partner very well, think again. Most conflicts and legal contests are because of this ignorant belief. You have to protect not only yourself but also your partner. Hence it is best for you to draw up a partnership agreement template before you decide to commit yourself.
When you find yourself considering going into business together you might want to consider how you are going to protect yourself in the event of a disagreement. If you are not planning to form a partnership you can always use a joint venture template to draw up an agreement that will protect all those involved in the venture. Considered a legally binding contract, you will find that when properly filled out this document will leave little for any errors or the type of misunderstandings that can cause what is otherwise a good, solid working partnership.